Term: 12 months
Reporting to the Production Manager, the Instructional Digital Media Developer – aka the Developer – is responsible for creating multimedia learning materials, interactions, and interfaces for CEL online course/courseware projects. The Developer works with an Online Learning Consultant (instructional designer) to ensure that content provided by the Course Author (subject matter expert) is interpreted, shaped, and translated into multimedia in such a way as to provide an effective online learning experience. The Developer must combine technical knowledge of multimedia authoring tools and techniques with visual design and interaction design skills, and remain current with regards best practices for optimal user experience and web accessibility, to ensure that the use of multimedia is effective for all learners. For Developers working on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) courses, a math background is often required to be able to work effectively with the content. Each Developer typically works on two main course projects at any given time, in addition to smaller ad-hoc tasks. A typical course development, from the Developer’s perspective, spans approximately 8 months (two academic terms).
Level 1: Perform all tasks related to the production of a STANDARD CEL online course/courseware project; Demonstrate competencies with common development tools and techniques.
Level 2: Perform all tasks related to the production of CUSTOM online course/courseware projects; Demonstrate competencies with SPECIALIST development tools and techniques; Demonstrate ability to apply deeper understanding of online teaching & learning strategies/paradigms.